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Tony the Scribe, Dakota Dave Hull, and more of this week’s Minnesota music releases

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Tony the Scribe: Mixed Blood

Tony the Scribe, of Killstreak, is releasing a solo EP called Mixed Blood on Monday — with a release show at Honey the following Thursday. “It’s dark and vulnerable,” writes the rapper, who’s already dropped a chess-themed single called “Checkmate.” Big Cats, Eric Mayson, and Chance York will be on hand to support the release show.

Dakota Dave Hull: Heavenly Hope and This Earthly Life

Dakota Dave Hull is a Twin Cities music legend — a comic personality heard on A Prairie Home Companion and elsewhere, and a singer-songwriter called “one of the best guitarists in the world” by none other than Dave Van Ronk. He’s just released two crowdfunded albums (Garrison Keillor was among the backers); he’ll be celebrating the dual release of Heavenly Hope and This Earthly Life with a Saturday show at the Celtic Junction that he’s billing as “The Sacred and the Profane.”

Sevadar Sehaj: Blue Bridge

Reimagining electrosoul, Minneapolis multimedia artist Sevadar Sehaj is hitting Honey tomorrow night for the release of his Blue Bridge EP. Among others, Proper T and DJ Just Nine of ZULUZULUU will be on hand for the show; appropriately so given the fact that they share Sehaj’s restless taste for experimentation.

Amy & Adams: Home With You

“Amy” is Amy Jo Westin, a singer-songwriter who met Mark Adams in 1993 when she played a women’s open stage at the Blue Guitar in Stillwater — where she caught the ear and the eye of Mark, the establishment’s proprietor. Eventually they formed a musical duo, and they keep up a busy schedule of live performances at local venues that often include senior centers and churches. Tomorrow they’ll release their sixth album with a house show in Woodbury.